Foundation Programme in Reproductive Sexual Health Care
Unit Level: 3 Unit Size: 1 Credit Points: 10
SYNOPSIS OF UNIT :
A brief overview of aims, content, methods and assessment.
To enable health care professionals and appropriate allied
professionals to develop their knowledge of contemporary contraceptives and sexual health
issues in order to give opportunistic advice appropriate to their area of practice.
Assessment Strategy Summative Essay
AIMS OF UNIT : Specified in terms of general aim of the teaching in
its relation to the Subject.
To enable students to apply knowledge and research when giving
opportunistic advice on methods of contraception
LEARNING OUTCOMES :
Specified in terms of performance capability to be shown on completion
of the Unit.
Evaluate the relevant aspects of applied anatomy physiology and the
principles of fertility and fertility control.
Critically discuss sexual development, sexual health, gender
identity, and the various needs of individuals.
Advise on general contraceptive methods and sexual health matters.
Debate the religious and cultural factors which influence fertility
Explore the provision of family planning services at a local and
Analyse practice limitations in providing appropriate referral.
Demonstrate an understanding of principles and opportunities for
sexual health screening.
Utilise research findings as a basis for good practice.
OUTLINE SYLLABUS :
The content of the Unit, identified in a component listing.
Anatomy of male and female genital tract and applied physiology
Aspects of sexual identity
Cultural and religious influences on family spacing
Methods of contraception - natural, barrier, hormonal; Intra uterine
devices/system; Sterilisation, Post coital contraception
Provision of services - national/local
Ethical issues/legal implications
Menopause - HRT
Principles of cervical screening
Principles of breast screening
Sexually Transmitted Diseases - overview
Special needs - teenagers, learning disability